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Miss Grand Guatemala 2022 is Andrea Radford

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Andrea Radford, 27, was officially named Miss Grand Guatemala 2022 on Friday, April 8. She succeeds last year's titleholder, María José Sazo. The 5-foot-8-inches tall beauty is a professional model and lawyer. She has previously held the title Miss Supranational Guatemala and placed in the Top 25 at Miss Supranational 2019 in Poland. "This is the beginning of the path towards a dream, it will not be easy, but with the support and determination that defines us as Guatemalans, it will take us far and near our goal, and that goal will be to bring the first golden crown to our precious country," she shared on her social media. "Together we will do this dream come true and with the [Miss Grand Guatemala] team I am sure that we will meet that goal, now more than ever we are united and that will make us strong and unstoppable," she added. The newly appointed Miss Grand Guatemala enjoys motocross and playing guitar as her hobbies. She will now prepare to represent her c

Miss Universe Malta 2022 is Maxine Formosa Gruppetta

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Maxine Formosa Gruppetta was officially announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 in a special press conference and crowning ceremony held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's on Sunday, April 10. The 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's was second runner-up during last year's Miss Universe Malta competition. She succeeds Jade Cini and will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. "I am so grateful to the [Miss Universe Malta] organization for giving me this wonderful opportunity to represent my country at [Miss Universe]. I promise to make Malta proud," she shared on social media after her coronation. Photos: Lindsey Bahia / Miss Universe Malta

Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 Top 15 official finalists announced

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The Top 15 official finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 were officially announced in a closed-door event held last March 29 at the MyEG auditorium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. After last year's national competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MUMO national director Datin Elaine Daly said they are back bigger, better and stronger this year. Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 pageant week and final are expected to be held this June. The winner will succeed Francisca Luhong James and represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Meet the Top 15 finalists: Wong Siu (Siu Jane) 25, Selangor, 171 CM, Banker Siu Jane graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science in Accounting and Finance and currently works in the banking industry. An inquisitive, goal-driven, and hardworking person, she supported herself in her studies through part-time jobs and an education scholarship. Academic excellence comes naturally to Siu Jane, as evidenced by her re

Miss Universe Colombia 2022 is María Fernanda Aristizábal

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Former Señorita Colombia María Fernanda Aristizábal has been announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Colombia 2022 in a press conference held at Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin on Wednesday, April 6. The 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio succeeds Valeria Ayos and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. "I am absolutely convinced that in life everything happens correctly, that we are the result of a perfect chance that places each one of us in the place, time, and situation that we must go through," she shared on social media after being named Miss Universe Colombia 2022. "Today I feel happy and proud to call myself once again: COLOMBIA, although I never stopped feeling the flag in my heart, I had a hunch that this cycle still had pending and I was not wrong," she added. "I want to thank God for being so generous and for giving me the honor of being an ambassador of my country to the Un

Indonesia's Nadia Tjoa wins Miss Face of Humanity 2022

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Nadia Tjoa of Indonesia was crowned Miss Face of Humanity 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, April 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada. The 27-year-old old architecture graduate, model, and entrepreneur bested 16 other contestants to win the international pageant. As its global ambassador, she will advocate youth and women empowerment around the world. Rwanda's Rita Ngarambe, USA's Kerri Jade Shapiro, and Hong Kong's Juliette Louie were the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively. Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Afghanistan, Comores, and Mexico completed the Top 10. The winner was crowned by former Miss Universe Thailand and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Paweensuda Drouin. Miss Face of Humanity is a global platform that focuses on amplifying the voices of female change-makers who are creating an impact in the world. The pageant aims to share and spread love, uplift humanity, and promote world peace and education. Photos: Mi

Julita Kitwe Mbangula crowned Miss Supranational Namibia 2022, Jean-Louis Knouwds named first-ever Mister Supranational Nambia

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The second edition of the Miss Supranational Namibia pageant was held last Saturday, March 26 at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) in Windhoek. Julita Kitwe Mbangula, a 26-year-old junior medical doctor was crowned Miss Supranational Nambia 2022 while a 3-year-old radio presenter from Windhoek, Jean-Louis Knouwds, was named Mister Supranational Namibia 2022. They will represent their Southern African country at the next Miss Supranational and Mister Supranational competitions in Poland this July. Fresh from attending her country's National Day celebration at Expo Dubai 2022, the reigning Miss Supranational and Nambia's very own Chanique Rabe, joined reigning Mister Supranational Varo Vargas of Peru as special guests at the glittering event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Supranational Namibia (@miss_supranational_namibia) Photos: Southern ☓ Studio, Miss Supranational Namibia / Instagram

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu wins Global Millennial of the Year award

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu was awarded Global Millennial of the Year at Grazia Millennial Awards 2022 on Thursday, March 31 in Mumbai. The 22-year-old Indian beauty queen received the award looking gorgeous in a metallic one-shoulder gown by Gaurav Gupta. "I just won Grazia's award and it's out of this world. It is something that's very close to my heart and I got to speak in front of incredible artists who have been inspiring me throughout my journey," she said in an interview shortly after winning the award. "It was really nice to share the stage with them and share my words," she added. Harnaaz is currently back in India for her official homecoming celebration across her country after winning the 70th Miss Universe title last December. Photos: Keegan Crasto / Miss Universe

Newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 to be revealed on April 10

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Miss Universe Malta national organizers announced today that the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 will be revealed on Sunday, April 10. Who will succeed last year's winner Jade Cini (photo above) and represent Malta at Miss Universe 2022 later this year? The crowning ceremony takes place in a press conference which will be held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's. Photo: SnapArt Photography / Miss Universe Malta

Madame Tussauds Singapore launches former Miss Universe Catriona Gray's wax figure

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After 3 years, Catriona Gray's wax figure was finally unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore on Wednesday, March 30. During the launching of the first and so far the only Filipino wax figure to be featured in the Singapore museum, the former Miss Universe looked stunning in a metal assemblage dress by Jaggy Glarino. "I'm so honored and flattered to be the only Filipino wax figure here in MT Singapore," Catriona shared on social media. Filipino fashion designer Mak Tumang created a replica of the iconic Miss Universe lava gown for the figure with only small differences on the neckline to hide the seams where the head of the wax figure fit onto the body. The iconic ensemble was completed with a replica of the Miss Universe sash with the name of the country that the Filipino-Australian beauty represented in 2018, the Philippines. "We chose the "final walk" look from [Miss Universe] sans MU sash and crown

Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska returns home

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Almost 2 weeks after winning the 70th Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico, Karolina Bielawska has returned to her home country. Fresh from London, the 23-year-old Polish beauty arrived at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Sunday, March 27. She was warmly received by her friends, family, and members of the media in an evening of emotions and joy. The next day, a press conference was held in Poland's capital city which was also attended by Miss Polonia organizers and Miss World CEO Julia Morley. Karolina was crowned Miss World last March 16 and brought home her country's second Miss World title after 33 years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Polonia Official (@miss.polonia) Photos: Miss World, Miss Polonia / Instagram

Miss Belgium 2022 is Chayenne van Aarle

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Chayenne van Aarle, 23, bested 29 other finalists to be crowned Miss Belgium 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, March 26 at the Proximus Theater in De Panne. The bilingual flight attendant from Antwerp succeeds last year's winner Kedist Deltour and will either represent Belgium at the next Miss Universe or Miss World edition. Real estate agent Elle Leclercq, 22, from Lokeren was named the first runner-up while Silvana Spyros, 25, from Maasmechelen finished as the second runner-up. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS BELGIUM ORGANISATION (@missbelgium_official) Photos: Miss Belgium Organization

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner visits Vietnam

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After days of guessing game, the secret is officially out - the reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner has arrived in Vietnam. The 26-year-old Belizean beauty queen was invited to be the special guest at the grand launch and press conference of the Hoa hậu các Dân tộc Việt Nam 2022 (Miss Vietnam Ethnicity 2022) pageant at Caravelle Hotel Saigon. Destiny was also announced as one of the judges in the upcoming national competition organized by Nova Entertainment, whose winner will represent Vietnam at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. "I am very thankful and appreciative. Thus far the experience has been amazing. When Anh first brought it up in LA, I was so excited and overwhelmed, and all of a sudden it has happened so quickly," she said in an interview. "I'm very excited to be here, very blessed, and I'm taking it all in. Everyone has been very amazing," she added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth (@missearth

Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow to host Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April

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Former Miss Universe winners Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow were announced to host the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final show. The exciting announcement was made on the Miss Universe Philippines official social media accounts on Saturday, March 26 with a caption: "You’re in for a phenomenal show, Universe!" Pia, Iris and Demi were winners from 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively representing the Philippines, France, and South Africa. The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation event will take place on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo: Miss Universe Philippines

Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska visits Polish donation center in London

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Newly crowned Miss World Karolina Bielawska has visited the Polish White Eagle Club in London to support their appeal to help the people of Ukraine. Karolina visited the club to see the wonderful work being completed by the Polish Community. She also helped pack boxes, thanked those who have given their time, and pledged to come back soon to help more. "We visited White Eagle Club. Their mission is to serve those on the ground who are affected by the conflict in Ukraine through the provision of much needed supplies," she wrote on her social media account. "During this difficult time this unique place became a symbol of solidarity, service and support," she added. After arriving in London since winning the second Miss World title for Poland last week in Puerto Rico, the 23-year-old kicked off her reign by attending a charity event at the Polish club “Ognisko” in South Kensington whose aim was "to raise funds for the Ukrainian people suffering from the current cr

Miss Grand International 2021 Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien visits Peru, crowns new Miss Grand Peru

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Miss Grand International 2021 Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien kicked off her tour of South America with MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil this week in Peru. Fresh from Bangkok, the reigning MGI was warmly welcomed by Miss Peru organizers and a few activities were lined up for her such as joining a charity project for the less fortunate at Villa Mosha in Jicamarca, meet and greet with fans, and the crowning ceremony for the new Miss Grand Peru. Tien crowned Janet Leyva as Miss Grand Peru 2022. The 25-year-old fashion model from Lima will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2022 pageant in Indonesia this October. After her successful visit to Peru, the Vietnamese beauty queen is expected to travel to Ecuador and Colombia. Photos: Miss Grand International

Miss Rwanda 2022 is Nshuti Divine Muheto

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Nshuti Divine Muheto bested 18 other contestants to win Miss Rwanda 2022 in a national competition held last March 19 at Intare Conference Arena in Kigali. The 18-year-old high school graduate from the Western Province succeeds last year's winner, Grace Ingabire. She will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss World pageant. Maolithia Keza and Darina Kayumba were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Rwanda took home lucrative awards from sponsors including a brand-new car courtesy of Hyundai Rwanda. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Rwanda (@missrwandadotrw) Photos: Miss Rwanda